Recipe: Cream cheese coffee cake, courtesy of Kathleen Murchison of Kathleen's Café.
Streusel ingredients • 3/4 cup flour • 3/4 cup sugar • 1/2 cup brown sugar • 2 tablespoons of cinnamon • 1 cups of pecans (optional) • 2 tablespoons of butter chilled and cut into small pieces Cake ingredients • 12 tablespoons of butter cut into small pieces • 4 large eggs • 1-3/4 cups of sour cream • 2 tablespoons of rum • 2-¼ cups of flour • 1-¼ cups of sugar • 1 tablespoon of baking powder • ¾ teaspoon of baking soda • ¾ teaspoon of salt Procedure
For the streusel: Combine all ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.
For the cake: Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and soda together.
In a large mixing bowl beat eggs, sour cream, butter, and rum together until smooth.
Add dry ingredients and mix until smooth.
Using a spatula, spread 2 cups of cake batter into well greased 10-cup tube pan.
Sprinkle evenly ¾ cup of the streusel mix on top of the batter.
Repeat with another 2 cups of batter and the remaining streusel.
Bake until the cake feels firm and an inserted toothpick into the center
comes out clean. Let cool and invert the cake onto a platter.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar or nuts and brown s